2013, of course, was the year of Emerald, and it’s just been glorious, hasn’t it? Who doesn’t look good in emerald? I have a little emerald tux that I wore and wore and wore and OH! how happy I was for a time. This year, however, the PTB at Pantone have named Radiant Orchid (“an enchanting harmony of fuchsia purple and pink undertones”) as THE color to see and be seen in. Trend forecasters are predicting this saucy mauve will be popping up in fashion, cosmetics, textiles, graphic design, product packaging, and interiors, and will be all but inescapable. Frankly, I don’t think my complexion had handle it. What do you think? Do you like it? (via Washington Post)
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Those humpy Teen Wolf dawgs inspired more salacious fan-fic on Tumblr than even the Supernatural boys, and that’s REALLY SAYING SOMETHING. And while EVERYONE on the show is just adorable, and everything about it is wildly homoerotic, I’d have to say the introduction of Daniel Sharman (right) was THE high point of the season. Now THAT’S a face.
Twinks rule, bears drool. Union J’s George Shelley and Rise of the Guardian‘s Jack Frost win the Margaret Keane Award for Best Wide-Eyed Super-Waifs
YouTube phenomenons Jack and Finn Harries racked up millions upon millions of views in 2012 by just smiling sweetly and talking in adorable British accents. Are you paying attention, Nickelodeon? These boys are STARS.
Scruff god Charlie Hunamm gets more attractive each year; Chris Hemsworth starred in Cabin in the Woods, Snow White & the Huntsman, and a little-seen indie flick called The Avengers, cementing his status as our new golden boy.
Space hunks: NASA’s mohawk guy, Bobak Ferdowsi, made science geeks cool again, and we all got a little weak in the knees when skydiver Felix Baumgartner removed his helmet after that breathtaking supersonic freefall.
The Bad Boys of Prime Time: Killian Jones as Captain Hook – THE ONLY REASON to keep watching Once Upon a Time – and Dean Geyer, who is hot, but unfortunately not hot enough to make you keep watching Glee.
Drool-worthy news hunks: ABC weekend anchor David Muir (who SHOULD have been cast in the new Superman movie, imho) and rising local reporter Whit Johnson, who WASPy good looks have me swooning no matter how grim the story.
And it’s a TIE! Between Diane Kruger at Cannes and Diane Kruger at Cannes! I mean: Diane looks gorgeous of course, but then there’s Diane, in that TO-DIE FOR gown. So who can choose? I’m giving a slight edge to the hoop skirt, but it’s too close to call. They’ll just have to battle it out amongst themselves to see who takes the trophy home. (First dress: Versace, second dress: Dior)
Every year DJ Earworm does a mashup of all the top hits of the year, and most years it’s pretty spectacular. This year it’s just a yowling cacaphony, and I can’t decide whether it’s because DJ Earworm is slipping, the songs of 2012 were just crap, or I’m old and cranky and you kids get off my lawn. Anyway, listen to it here, and let me know your opinion.
“This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I’m so sorry,” – Kristen Stewart, in a statement after news broke that she had cheated on longtime boyfriend Robert Pattinson.
“So, Mr. President, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election, and how do you handle them?” – Clint Eastwood to an empty chair at the RNC.
“As a matter of fact, growing up in Tennessee, I was always taught that we as people, no matter what your race, sex, or stature may be, are equal. We have a saying there that ‘Everyone puts their pants on the same way’ (maybe this saying doesn’t apply to guys who wear kilts. Although, I’m sure they put theirs on the same way too…).” – Justin Timberlake on his website, after a video of homeless people wishing him luck was played at his wedding to Jessica Biel.
“I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup … from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite … and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating,” – Alicia Silverstone on her website about feeding her baby boy.
“Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it?” Lady Gaga to Stylist UK about her recent weight gain.
“Since I was a kid, I’ve loved being on camera. Don’t misconstrue that: I didn’t strive to have flashbulbs at dinner or people who don’t know me calling TMZ. And 99 percent of the time, it’s not true. I feel bullied. I can’t think of any actor who has been subjected to such extreme publicity who hasn’t, like, committed suicide.” – Lindsay Lohan to Us Weekly in November.
“I would’ve thought Heidi would [have] shown a bit more class…before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were,” Seal to TMZ, referring to the alleged romance between his ex-wife Heidi Klum and her bodyguard, Martin Kristen.
Google just released its annual Zeitgeist video showing “how the world searched” in 2012. After 1.2 trillion searches in 146 languages were conducted, here are the events, people and conflicts that dominated the news cycle over the last year.